Friday, October 31, 2008

Bella October Layouts & Happy Halloween!

I was very excited to work with my new Bella goodies. I submitted them one week early. Looking forward to seeing all the other member's layouts.
They have the best trims in the store available by the yard. I am in love with the new Swiss dot Bazzill and love that Bells carry's Hambly... one of my favorites. They have alot of the new Basic Grey papers in the 6x6 paper pads. I went nuts when I saw the BG Chocolate albums and think I might do an x-mas day of the week mini book for my next submission.
I can't wait to see if Matthew spells Halloween right on his spelling test today. Thinking of picking up in kids in costume today... so fun. Have a safe Halloween everyone... my 2 followers at least. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Finally getting on the ball and submitting stuff. I found this call for Easter pages on 2 peas and had actully written down my supplies on the back of this layout this summer at the beach house. I was thinking ahead for once.
I am going to play field hockey today... against my daughter at MB. This should be interesting. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hello Monday

I am very excited about many things this morning. I am so proud of my children. At the beginning of the school year Matthew could not even read 2 letter words. I was so worried about how behind he was from all the other kids and now this month, actually last week he has begun reading whole books all on his own! We had been working hard and he was coming along slowly. All of a sudden he got it! And he likes reading and doesn't complain. This morning I finished his monthly reading log, six books and I am filled with such happiness with his progress and am excited to see him continue to do well in school. He may still be behind the other kids but he has made such personal progress and I am so proud of him.
And Danielle, she completed her science project last night 2 days early! It ended up being a family project we all helped with and she even let Matthew help. At her parent teacher conference last week her advisor said she is at the top of her class. When I told her this she said "really" ? I knew she had it in her and hope she continues. She has such potential and again I am so proud of her.
Now enough family stuff. Bella Art. Where do I begin? I am very excited about being part of their design team. We had our first meeting yesterday and I think she did such an amazing job picking out the team. Very diverse styles. I am excited to be working with these talented ladies. Our first project is to use Thickers and for it to be a fall theme. These are the goodies I got yesterday. I can't wait to create with them.
I am almost done with my Day in the life album. Very excited about this also and love the way it came out. Here are a few pages. I have sat and Sunday left to do. It feels so good to do a project just for me. I highly recommend doing this.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Stories in Hand

This is a free online class I am thinking about taking. I think it will help make us all better scrapbookers. It starts Nov 9th. In our week-long, instructor-led class, we will learn:Techniques for capturing memories from our own lives and from others,Dozens of prompts for stories you might have forgotten,A cool system for capturing the stories happening in your life right now, AND for listing the stories you have yet to tell .Technologies you can use to help you gather your stories together with photos, video, your blog, or any other media you have that gives a peek into your life And we will make a REALLY CUTE project! (You’ll find out the supply list when you register). You are not required to have Photoshop to complete the project. Doesn't this sound awesome! Join here:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Heidi Swapp lift

I have been dying to scrap this family photo ever since I picked it up from Gene Hutnak's Studio. The original is in a frame of course and this picture is a scan so the quality isn't wonderful. I found this old layout of Heidi's from 2006 that I had saved and decided to lift it. My layout is little busy but I am happy with it. My favorite thing is Jenni Bowlin"s new crate paper at the bottom. I stiched through it to make a ruffle and it came together so nicely, all I had to do was glue dot it down. I also love my background paper from fancy pants called chalkboard. It came in this kit
Here is Heidi's layout that I lifted from.
Happy Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Announcing This Sunday's Class at 10am!

Here they are! There are five great layouts. I am not sure which one is my favorite but I know I need to get my act together and go through my photos before Sunday! Nothing has changed except Kim is teaching so I get to scrap on Sunday and I am very excited!!! Get your photo's together and come early!!!! Class starts at 10am. Happy Fall! Oh and please rsvp It helps so supplies are ready for you to go.

Hello Blog World!

A week in my life. I followed this project with Ali Edwards last week see here.... Finally posting some of my photo's. Not sure how I am going to put this together if at all yet. One day at a time. Here are Monday's photos. My favorite ones are the ones in the mirror of my truck. I can't even tell you how long it took me to make this collage. So computor NOT savy. Working on changing that. Tomorrow I will post this Sunday's classes. Yes this Sunday thanks to Kim!